Meet The Team!

Merry Collins

Founder and Manager

 

Meredith has trained in a wide range of dance genres for the past 19 years. Her love of dance lead her to teaching, she further developed her skills and dance knowledge teaching at multiple schools across the Illawarra and Southern Highlands for the past 7+ years.

 

Merry completed her HSC at Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts in 2014, she achieved 96% in her Dance component. Merry is a qualified Level 1 Sports Trainer, has her Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management through the Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD). She is also a certified Cheer Coach through AASCF as well as a qualified AcroDance instructor through Acrobatique. She is also studying a Bachelor of Social Sciences majoring in Psychology at the University of Wollongong.

 

Merry is also a production manager for 2 of Australia's most elite dance competitions, Showcase and Hollywood Bound. She travels across the country and over to New Zealand, and LOVES getting to meet dancers from far and wide!

 

Meredith dedicates herself to providing the best customer service available in the Illawarra. She is continually training to be able to offer high quality fittings in classwear, costumes and shoes and has undertaken physio approved seminars specifically regarding pointe shoes.

 

She cant wait to meet you, come and visit her in store TODAY!

Andrew Collins

Owner

 

Andrew has been involved within the fitness industry for over 20 years. He previously owned and operated 2 large and successful gyms that encompassed squash courts, volleyball courts, dance studio’s, weights and cardio rooms as well as a spa and solarium.

He is the Father of Meredith and Ellen and has been a supportive dance dad for over 18 years now. He loves to see the benefits that fitness, sport and the creative arts provides to people and hopes that Stage and Street Dance Boutique can help facilitate these activities.

Ellen Collins

Second in Command

 

Ellen has been dancing since the age of 3, now at 19 years of age she is in her first year of undergraduate studies at the University of Wollongong studying a Bachelor of Laws. 

 

Ellen completed year 12 at Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts in 2017, with exceptional HSC marks for dance.
 

Between study and other work Ellen still trains in numerous dance styles and works part time as the assistant manager at Stage and Street Dance Boutique.

 

Ellen trains in Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Tap and Hip Hop. She has competed in hundreds of local and interstate eisteddfods and competitions over her dance career so far.

 

Ellen’s dance training and love for kids has sparked a passion for her to become a teacher. In 2016 she began studying to be a teacher by taking a few classes at local dance school and is LOVING it, she will go on to undertake her qualifications through one or more of Australia’s reputable training organisations.

 

Ellen is really looking forward to helping upcoming dancers and athletes in the Illawarra find the product of their dreams and has been trained to provide high quality fittings and customer service skills. She will go above and beyond to exceed your expectations, come in and say HI to her TODAY! 

Samantha Crandell 

Part-Time Sales Representative

 

Sam has trained in many dance styles over the past 14 years, during which time she has been involved in many Local, State and National performances and competitions. This training and performance experience has lead her to fall in love with teaching. She has continued to peruse this dream and is currently teaching at numerous studio's throughout the Illawarra and is excited to expand her knowledge and qualifications in this field over the next few years.

Sam recently completed her HSC at Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts, receiving Dancer of the Year Award in 2015, she then went on to continue her training full time, which earn't her a Certificate IV in Dance at Brent Street in 2016. 

 

Sam is looking forward to joining the Stage and Street Dance Boutique Team where she can continue to meet dancers from across the Illawarra and South Coast and assist them with all dance wear and shoe needs!

 

Don't forget to give her a BIG SMILE next time you see her in store! 

Rosie Talintyre

Part-Time Sales Representative 

Rosie has been dancing almost her whole life, training under the guidance of some of Australia's most reputable and distinguished teachers.

Rosie graduated from Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts in 2014 with marks in the high 90's for HSC Dance. Following that she continued her career by successfully auditioning for Ettinghausens Full Time Dance Course. There she studied under some of Australia's most highly valued choreographers, allowing her to achieve her Cert IV in Dance. 
After graduating full time dance, Rosie was awarded with the opportunity to perform on a 6 month contract in India. This jet-setted her professional career and she now enjoys auditioning for other local and overseas contracts and can't wait to see where her love for dance will take her!

Working Part-Time at Stage and Street Dance Boutique in between teaching, modelling, taking classes and auditioning she loves to prepare dancers with all of their shoe, uniform and dance wear needs before they hit the studio to ensure they are well equipped and bound to make a good impression.

 

Come in and let her get you organised TODAY!

Natalie Cunzolo 

Part-Time Sales Representative

 

Natalie first began her dance training at the early age of 2, and since has focused her training across a range of genres from ballet, contemporary, jazz and tap.

After many years of performing, competing locally and completing both her RAD ballet examinations and Glenn Wood Tap examinations, she went to further her training at Ev & Bow Full-time Dance Training Centre under the guidance of Sarah Boulter and Lisa Bowmer.

 

Upon working with highly acclaimed choreographers in the industry and graduating with a Cert IV in Dance, she then went on to audition for Austinmer Dance Theatre to pursue a path in contemporary dance.

In her 2nd year as part of the company she has worked with and been exposed to highly acclaimed local and European contemporary artists, performing locally, interstate and internationally.

 

Whilst pursuing her passion for dance as a performer, Natalie also loves to share her knowledge through teaching and being part of each dancers experience here in store at Stage & Street Dance Boutique. 

 

She looks forward to attending to ALL of your DANCE NEEDS!

VISIT

3a/9 Durgadin Drive
Albion Park, NSW 2527

CONTACT US

T: 4205 2740 / 0466 891 140

E: info@stageandstreetdance.com 

STORE TRADING HOURS
Monday                    9:00am- 5:30pm
Tuesday                    9:00am- 5:30pm
Wednesday              9:00am- 5:30pm
Thursday                  9:00am- 6:30pm
Friday                       9:00am- 5:30pm
Saturday                   9:00am- 2:00pm
Sunday                      CLOSED

Public Holidays       CLOSED

 

Concert rush and back to school periods will be met with extended trading hours*

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